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All the Kaiser's men: German volunteers and the Great War, 1914-1918

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Date Issued:
1997
Summary:
Since its end, scholars and historians have viewed World War I primarily in terms of its impact upon the military and diplomatic spheres of European life and have also made attempts to determine responsibility for starting the war. What has been largely ignored is the plight of those who did the fighting--especially German volunteer soldiers. These young men enlisted in the war effort because of a concrete set of assumptions that were later radicalized during the war experience, which was characterized by seemingly endless labor and episodic periods of extreme violence. This transformation of beliefs had a profound impact upon the shaping of the modern world.
Title: All the Kaiser's men: German volunteers and the Great War, 1914-1918.
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Name(s): Petersen, Michael Brian.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Kollander, Patricia A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1997
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 174 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Since its end, scholars and historians have viewed World War I primarily in terms of its impact upon the military and diplomatic spheres of European life and have also made attempts to determine responsibility for starting the war. What has been largely ignored is the plight of those who did the fighting--especially German volunteer soldiers. These young men enlisted in the war effort because of a concrete set of assumptions that were later radicalized during the war experience, which was characterized by seemingly endless labor and episodic periods of extreme violence. This transformation of beliefs had a profound impact upon the shaping of the modern world.
Identifier: 9780591382785 (isbn), 15412 (digitool), FADT15412 (IID), fau:12179 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1997.
Subject(s): Military service, Voluntary--Germany--History--20th century
World War, 1914-1918--Germany
World War, 1914-1918--Psychological aspects
Germany--History, Military--20th century
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